Both Joint Strike Fighter candidates proved last week that they have enough thrust to hover and that their control systems give smooth handling early in the vertical flight test program. Boeing's X-32B demonstrator made its first vertical landings on June 27, displaying a complete transition from wingborne to jetborne flight at Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Md. Lockheed Martin's X-35B showed its lifting power by making its first vertical takeoffs and landings in the high desert of ...
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